Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum: Should it stay or should it go?

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Name: Steve Claggett
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madcratebuilder
Jul 3, 2016 9:33 AM CST
This follows the sun like a sunflower. I'm thinking I can cut the three stalks and root them and I think the base well produce new branches. I'm clueless.

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Name: Tim Stoehr
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tcstoehr
Jul 3, 2016 10:09 AM CST
Yes, Aeoniums can be cut back and will reroot. Here's a YouTube video about such.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POp0F5fqGoA

I'm not sure if the base will produce new shoots, but I would think so. Looks like it did at one point.
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Name: Greg Colucci
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gg5
Jul 3, 2016 11:12 AM CST
Hi Steve if you leave some stalk on the potted part of stem it'll begin to grow from the stems. And yes the tops can be planted as well
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Name: Steve Claggett
Portland Orygun (Zone 8a)
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madcratebuilder
Jul 3, 2016 11:47 AM CST
Great video, thanks. Should I cut all three stems or do one at a time then when I see new groth cut another. Probably way over thinking this.
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Name: Greg Colucci
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gg5
Jul 3, 2016 5:35 PM CST
Personally I would cut all 3. I usually leave a few inches of the stem for the new growth to develop onto. And I leave a very short stem under the tops which I plant after a day or so of drying off...to avoid rot.
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Name: tarev
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tarev
Jul 6, 2016 6:13 PM CST
Steve, I think your temps are cooler than my area, so you can certainly cut it. I usually wait to do cuttings in Fall when temps are cooler. In my area, they go semi-dormant when our temps soar, so I wait it out. I also notice it tends to bend like that when it has been too dry for awhile, it gets thirsty, so I give it just a tad more water. We don't have rain here from April to Oct so it really gets so bone dry here.

It will form new leaves/rosettes at the tip. Callus the part you have cut before sticking it to your soil.

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Name: Lynn
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Jul 9, 2016 5:38 PM CST

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Great photos Tarev.

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